Ie Naki Ko

Remi is a boy living happily with his mother in the French countryside. But everything changes when his estranged father comes home and, in desperate need of money, reveals that Remi is adopted, and sells him. Heartbroken, Remi ends up with Vitalis, a traveling musician, and his troupe of animal entertainers. Together, they travel the country in search for Remi’s real parents, along the way learning the harsh lessons of life. A deeply moving story about friendship, loss and the pursuit of happiness. (Source: AniDB)

User Rating : 7.83



Alternative Titles
Title : Ie Naki Ko
English : None
Japanese : 家なき子
Synonyms : Remi , the Nobody’s Boy , Rémi , the Nobody’s Boy

Type : TV
User Rating : 7.83
Episodes : 51
Premiered : fall 1977
Aired : Oct 2, 1977 to Oct 1, 1978
Airing Status : Finished Airing
Genres : Adventure, Drama, Slice of Life
Duration : 24 min per ep
Rating : G – All Ages
Broadcast : Unknown
Producers : ImaginAsian Entertainment
Licensors : None
Studio : Madhouse , TMS Entertainment
Source : Novel
Season : fall
Themes : Historical
Demographics : Kids
Rank : 827
Popularity : 4967
Members : 12990
Favorites : 219

Characters & Voice Actors

Sugaya, Masako
Acquin, Lise
Kousaka, Makoto
Acquin, Benjamin
Tsukase, Noriko
Furuya, Toru


Dezaki Osamu

Shounen Shoujo Gasshoudan Mizuumi
Theme Song Performance

Aoyama Mitsuru
Key Animation

Kobayashi Shichiro
Art Director

Malot Hector-Henri
Original Creator

Nakamura Ryuutarou
In-Between Animation
Key Animation

Theme Songs

“Saa Aruki Hajimeyou (さあ歩きはじめよう)” by Singers Three, Sawada Ayako
“Harapeko March (はらぺこマーチ)” by Sawada Ayako, Shounen Shoujo Gasshou Dan Mizuumi

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User : bubble
overall : 9 story : 8 animation : 8 sound : 9 character : 10 enjoyment : 9
Review : Ie Naki Ko is based on Hector Malot’s novel Sans Famille (the English version is called Nobody’s Boy). I saw part of the Japanese version and part of the French one (the latter on DVD – the French Canadian release). I am not familiar with the out-of-print U.S. version, so I cannot speak to its quality. The story is great, and really heart-wrenching. Remi and his friends go through hardship after hardship, and at times the future looks very bleak for them. The adaptation is usually but not always…
User : Firechick12012
overall : 9 story : 9 animation : 9 sound : 8 character : 10 enjoyment : 9
Review : This anime was made in 1977. It’s quite hard to believe that when anime was still in it’s adolescence, the world of anime still had masterpieces for it’s time. When you think of 70s anime, you probably think about Anne of Green Gables, 3000 Leagues In Search of Mother, Candy Candy, etc. But I believe that Ie Naki Ko belongs in that category too. This story is based on the French novel by Hector Malot. I haven’t read the novel (though I do have an interest in doing so, but I have no idea where to…
User : Nervin
overall : 7 story : 7 animation : 8 sound : 7 character : 8 enjoyment : 7
Review : The thoughts of being sold off to a stranger can instill in those fear and uncertainty, especially when considering that the one that is being sold is a mere happy (and unknowingly orphan) child, oblivious of the harsh conditions of the 19th century of France. Ie Naki Ko, or No Man’s Boy Remi, narrates a sad, yet heartwarming tale of Remi and the hardships throughout his life as a travelling entertainer, learning valuable lessons about life itself. Although it is a beautiful anime, it suffers fr…

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